Hazard: The slingshot’s wrist strap can slip off the wrist brace when the slingshot’s pouch is pulled back which can result in the body of the slingshot snapping back and striking the user.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled slingshots and contact Barnett to receive a free replacement wrist strap.
Recall Date: 2015-07-08
Recall: 6433 – 15176
Units: About 88,000 (in addition, 16,000 were sold in Canada)
Incidents/Injuries: Barnett has received two reports of the wrist strap slipping off and the body of the sling striking the users in the face, with one consumer receiving bruises and the other suffering facial fractures.
Product Name: Sports and hunting slingshots
Description: This recall involves Barnett Outdoors Black Widow slingshots. The recalled slingshot is about 6 inches tall. It has a black plastic handgrip with red linear rubber studs on the palm side, a silver metal fork and silver metal folding wrist brace. The folding wrist brace has a black, soft plastic wrist strap. The wrist strap on recalled slingshots does not have an X where the ends of the wrist strap slide onto the wrist brace. The slingshot was sold with translucent beige tubular rubber bands with a gray suede pouch attached.
Consumer Contact: Barnett Outdoors at (800) 237-4507, extension 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.barnettslingshots.com and click on BLACK WIDOW RECALL for more information.
Retailer: A.C. Kerman, Archery Range, Archery Shoppe, Big Rock Sporting Goods, Bow Hunters Supply Store, Campco, Dicks Sporting Goods, Dunham’s, Florida Hardware Co., Great Lakes Marine Products, Gun World & Sporting Goods, Paducah Shooters Supply, Slingshots USA, Walmart and other archery, shooting and sports stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and BarnettCrossBows.com from July 2014 to May 2015 for about $10.
U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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